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Chrono Cross Review

After years of not wanting to play this for various stupid reasons (it wasn't enough like Chrono Trigger, blah blah blah), I've finally sunk myself into this game. I must say I was shocked by how awesome this reletively low budget RPG is. Everything is just good, the scenery, the battle system, the party system, the element system, it all just fits together into what is one of the finest RPGs I've ever played. The story is slow, but interesting enough that you want to keep going. But regardless of all these fun terms like Battle System and plot depth, it fulfills the most important requirement of a game: its fun! Battles are great, managing character is great without being too tedious, the sub-plots and quests you may come along are cool, and trying to get all the characters in the game in your party (I believe over 40) gives this game a shit load of replayability to boot. The only major gripe I can say about it is the standard battle music (which you'll here alot) gets somewhat annoying after awhile, but it shouldn't detract from the overall experience.

Posted on January 13, 2005 at 1:42 pm
The Dangers of Ordering Used games Online

A warning-be carefull when ordering used games online. Though I've really had no problems in the past, my last order pretty much sucked. It consisted of Xenosaga and Final Fantasy 8, ordered off all discs came in crappy cardboard sleaves, and FF8 of course freezes during the opening movie, so now I've got to go through the process of returning it and waiting for a replacement copy (which isn't bad, just ordered it to replace my missing copy, not really going to play it). bleh.

Posted on January 13, 2005 at 1:33 pm
Airburst Extreme

This game rocks. 'Nough Said.

Posted on September 8, 2004 at 1:48 pm
Magic The Gathering:Battlegrounds

My first X-box purchase in awhile, this game is great on so many levels. Being a retired veteran of the card game, Battlegrounds has nearly everything one would want in a real-time version of the classic game. Battlegrounds allows each wizard to pick 10 spells from up to 2 differant colors, and this allows for some fast passed action, as players build up mana to play some of the bigger spells in the game. All this action takes place in various small deuling arenas, all of which are well designed and fit the setting well. The sound and music all add to an already excellent package. The game features a lengthy quest mode, along with arcade and various multi-player options, including X-box live play. All in All, a well done game, with the promise of new spells to be added through X-box live, it should garner a fair amount of replay value as well.

Posted on September 8, 2004 at 1:46 pm

What cruel evil teacher gives a 5-page paper in the first two weeks of school? My Background to the Civil War Teacher, that's who. Now I must BS about a debate between two guys who had to bury their points in miles of BS, so BS laden that its BS. Damn Politicians!

Posted on September 8, 2004 at 1:19 pm
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Neverwinter Nights
Myth II
Black and White
Icewind Dale I & II
Throne of Bhaal
World of Warcraft
Warcraft III
Knights of the Old Republic
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga
Chrono Cross Review 1/13/2005
Airburst Extreme 9/8/2004
Magic The Gathering:Battlegrounds 9/8/2004
Big Bang Chess 5/17/2004
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